Olympique Lyonnais are coming off an improbable defeat against Racing Club Strasbourg (1-2). After dominating outrageously and besieging the cage of Matz Sels, the Rhodaniens never knew how to score a second goal which would have counted double as the club is bogged down in crisis. However, John Textor wants to be positive and believes in a successful second half of the season thanks to winter recruits who will bring. A departure could also unblock the file of number 6. Details.
OL are still looking to slim down in order to be able to strengthen significantly during the winter transfer window. If Romain Faivre’s loan to Strasbourg is to succeed, this is not financially sufficient to allow more spending. Thus, the club has made a list of undesirable players, this is the case of Jérôme Boateng who should even be released from his contract.
A return to basics?
Jérôme Boateng is no longer in the odor of sanctity at OL. Casting error, these are the terms used by Juninho towards him who said he was both embarrassed not to have been aware of the German’s extra-sports affairs but also of a player more injured than present on the pitch to bring his experience as a world champion and double winner of the Champions League. If Laurent Blanc was counting on him when he arrived, the recruitment of Dejan Lovren has completely changed the situation and the German is invited to find a base shortly. Jérôme Boateng could return to Germany more particularly in Bundesliga 2, where his training club Hamburger SV is on track to climb into the German elite. A rumor that did not leave marble the player who made it known: “I noticed that many fans want me to come back to HSV. I’m very happy about it and I can only say that I’m not ruling anything out. I’m not thinking about the end of my career yet, I want to attack again at my best this summer and I only have good memories of Hamburger SV”. The German player makes a big call here with his foot to the North German formation. If the player evokes the summer, it is that he does not seem decided to join the club in the state. Willingness to continue with OL or refusal to play in a lower division? The fate of the player is unclear.
The Lyon management does not exclude the idea of breaking the contract of the German player whose emoluments are far too high to be a simple replacement in the workforce. In the meantime, this file is also linked to the future of Damien Da Silva who would have the choice between MLS and FC Nantes. To be continued, but OL will cut back heavily in central defense to strengthen in midfield.